Film Studies – Movies To Watch

Before Christmas, our Film Studies group had been looking at the concepts diegetic and non-diegetic as they relate to constructing the world of the story and relaying tonal and thematic elements. For what can sound stuffy or academic, it was a lot of fun; not least because they got to watch Monty Python and Holy Grail.

While the students who are part of the Film Studies programme go into detail about each film they watch, their soundtracks, their direction, their themes and concepts, they wanted to share just a few of the titles they have studied and feel people would enjoy sitting back and relaxing to in the evening.

Here are the films that they suggested and a short description of why:

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail – To laugh and embed some choice catchphrases in your brain forever.
  • Sicario – For the tensest traffic jam in cinema.
  • Memento – For the glorious “aha” when it all comes together.
  • Arrival – To think about language in a way you never even considered.

Do you have any film suggestions? Maybe our Film Studies group can do a deeper dive into your favourite films?